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The Multiple District Structure

Under s71 of the Multiple District Constitution, Council is required to compile an Administration Manual. This section of the website directs members to relevant policies of Council and the Association.

2022-23 Council Chairperson: Steve Boyce, V3

I joined the Lions Club of Sale in 201 0.The Lions Club of Sale is a very active club and I have experienced a wide variety of Lions activities through my club. Ranging from doing BBQ’s, to raising funds for the Good Friday appeal, to raising money to buy the Community Policing Program a new car.
Within District, V3 I have had a particular interest in rebuilding membership. The District membership was in decline and the District was in transition. As Global Membership Team Coordinator I worked to create an active membership team. To assist the clubs, to encourage and mentor the clubs to recruit, and to work actively on membership retention. A multiple year strategy was created.
The District has since moved out of transition and the membership is continuing a positive trend.
The other major Lions role for me over the last few years has been working with the clubs and our Lions to assist the affected families, and communities, of the 2019/2020 Summer Bushfires, in East Gippsland. This was an extremely challenging but very rewarding role. I think this was my most rewarding Lions role yet.
This led to the development of the East Gippsland Timber Milling Project. The project aim is mill timber fallen on properties, due to the 2019/2020 Summer Bushfires. The timber is milled to the sizes and specifications needed by the victims for the use that they decide, in their rebuilding. The most usual uses are for fence posts and to rebuild stockyards. And this is done free of charge to the victims.
I am fortunate to be the Chairman of this amazing and meaningful project. We have brought many stake-holder together to deliver and operate this project. Stakeholders such as Rotary, State government agencies and a list of foundations, including our own Australian Lions Foundation.
So much of my time both within Lions, and outside, has been about bringing teams together. Making sure every member of the team is valued and heard. And making sure that every member gets what they need from the team, and from the service that they provide.
This background, coupled with my values and visions, I believe, gives me the experience and skills needed to be a successful and useful Council Chairperson, for your term as the Council of Governors
Other than Lions, I have also been active with the Sale Scout Group. I spent about 10 years as part of the group committee. The group committee oversees the overall management of the Scout Group and its activities. I was both Secretary and President of the committee several times each.
In recognition of my service to the Scout Association I was awarded, a certificate of Merit, by the Governor General of Australia.

Personal History
I was born in Sale, one of 4 children, and attended Gippsland Grammar School. I worked in retail with Target and Northern Warehouse in Casual, Full Time and Management roles from 1984 until 1996.
I started working with V/line (Victorian State public transport) in 1996 and am still with them today. I provide administrative and operational
support and customer service
I have a very supportive wife Karen and 3 daughters, Johannah (26) ,Georgina (25) and Jessica (23). Karen, Johannah and Georgina are also Lions.

Policies of the Council and the Association

The Australian Council of Governors

The Association is governed by the Multiple District Council, consisting of the Council Chairpersons and the nineteen Governors of the Districts of the Multiple District. The registered name of the Association is Multiple District 201 Of Lions Clubs International Inc. ABN: 63 592 786 032 ARBN: 062 740 078.

The Council is assisted by appointed officers and chairpersons of coordinating committees.

Constitutionally, the officers of the Multiple District are the Council Chairperson, Executive Officer, Council Treasurer and the Legal Officer.

The duty of Council is to implement Lions Convention resolutions, control the organisation of Lions projects and the Lions Convention, create new initiatives for the growth of Lionism, and to control the finances of the Multiple District.

Each Club belongs to a District who each year elect a District Governor. The Governor is a member of the Council.

2022–23 Management Executive

The Committees

There are five Coordinating Committees which are Administration, Membership, Leadership, Youth and Community Projects and Fundraising & Partnerships. They are responsible for different programmes in the Australian Multiple District.

Lions members may apply for vacancies on these committees as they become available. Managers are elected who meet and advise the Council of Governors on policies and procedures.

2022-23 MD 201 Committees

Management Group

A Management Group comprising our Council Chairperson, Executive Officer, National Treasurer, Legal Officer and the four Coordinating Chairpersons of the Membership, Leadership, Youth and Community Projects, Fundraising & Partnerships Committees and Global Service Team review reports prior to the relevant Council Meeting to ensure that all information required for Council is available and in a form which will enable Council to take decisions and develop policy.

2022-23 Management Group

Members of the Association

The members of the Multiple District are all Lions Clubs in the Multiple District chartered by the International Board.

Alphabetical Clubs Listing with District

Districts

The Multiple District comprises the Districts from time to time within the territory of the Multiple District as approved by the International Board. Each District within the Multiple District shall be designated in such manner as shall be approved by the Council and the International Board.

2022-23 District Governors

2022-23 – MAP

Alphabetical Clubs Listing with District

National Office

The National office is managed by the Executive Officer and the Office Manager. With the staff they manage the administration of the MD201 Districts. They are there to assist members. They also manage the club supplies and online shop.

National Office

Club Supplies Online Shop

The Executive Officer

The Executive Officer is Council’s principal staff officer, exercising overall management responsibility for Council’s operations.

The Executive Officer:

  • Acts as the primary link between the members of Council and the organisation and is responsible for providing assistance to members of Council in developing policy.
  • Provides leadership to staff in achieving Council’s objectives.
  • Is responsible in consultation with the National Treasurer for the financial management of the Council.
  • Subject to the direction of the Council communicates and promotes Council’s policies from time to time.

MD201 Council Locked Bag 2000
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Phone: 1800-655201 (02) 4940-8033

executiveofficer@lions.org.au

International Association of Lions Clubs

Multiple District 201′s 2022-23 International Officers

2022-2023 International Officers

Multiple District 201 of Lions Clubs International Inc ABN: 63 592 786 032, is an Association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) and an Australian Registered Body ARBN: 062 740 078.